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Spooks Run Wild

Published 1941

Bela Lugosi

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Run time 1:04:07
Production Company Monogram
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Reviewer: disco07 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 19, 2013
Subject: some things never change, thank goodness
Well I have seen this movie many times and now halloween is due. If you are a devout bowery boys fan, this movie will make you smile alnight. Kudoes to Sunshine Sammy, Leo, Bobby, and Huntz, and most Bela Legosi who still has a sense of humour. Especially to the bowery boy with no name. That would be all of us. Some things just best left alone.
Reviewer: ubang - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 13, 2013
Subject: The Boys are Back
Old 'Haunted House', a Serial Murderer, Bela and a Dwarf, and the Boys right in the middle...its so good!
Reviewer: debra71 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 12, 2011
Subject: Nice entertainment
Slow in spots, but this is a light hearted movie meant for entertainment. It is what you expect from East Side Kids, good fun. Bela is as mysterious and charming as ever, and he acts very natural with the young chaps. Bela actually had great comedic talent that i can't help but smile. Also, i quite liked the ending. A pleasant film. ;)
Reviewer: TheCalebWallace - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 9, 2011
Subject: Link
Hi, I did a video review of this movie feel free to watch it at the link below.
Reviewer: The Bridge - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 2, 2010
Subject: Good as all the other times
Saw this in the theaters, and it was good then, now there are a few adjustments in it, possible because it was seen on television so many times. The last time I saw it on television was in the 1970's on a late night show in the early am hours. East Side Kids or whatever you want to call these movies, they are fun to watch, and Muggs shows how goofy humans can be at times.
Reviewer: matt1900 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, 2008
Subject: funny stuff
I liked this movie. Very entertaining to watch. The quality of the download was very good. Played it in windows media player with no problems.
Reviewer: zipperhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 15, 2007
Subject: Always good
The Bowery BOys always provide good, empty headed fun, a nice releif from all the
"message" movies these days, like "american Pie."
Oh well, still good fun.
Reviewer: yessi84 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 12, 2007
Subject: Spooks of fun
I have to say this is a funny movie. Is hard for me to find good funny movies and this is on of the good old classic funny movies. I have to say i was surprise to see Bela Lugosi in a comedy and he sure did a good job too.
Reviewer: jimelena - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2006
Subject: O' brudda
Spook comedy in a haunted house. East Siders are warned of Lugosi the vampire ("vulture"). Muggs and the Kids decide to trap the killer. And so they do. O'brien and Dorothy Short were married in real life.
They have to call Lugosi "vulture" because Universal owned the rights to Lugosi the "vampire".
If you don't like the boys don't watch, I happen to be an Bowery Boy aficienado and it was kind of slow for me.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavorite - February 25, 2006
Subject: HA Ha! Bela Lugosi!
Although the Bowery Boys are (say it isnÂt true!) starting to grow on me, and I had somewhat high hopes for Spooks Run Wild, because you never know what will happen when Bela Lugosi is on the scene. Unfortunately the ÂRunning Wild portion of the title can be aptly used to describe the movie, because this just goes all over the place, and uses weak excuses to justify itÂs actions.
When the boys are on their way to Juvvie camp for getting into trouble, they stop in a town overnight. Also happening to be in this town are a mysterious stranger (Lugosi) and his, uh, midget friend, who everyone is convinced is some sort of monster killer but donÂt bother to do anything about it. The kids are stuck in LugosiÂs creepy house, and basically silly situation after silly situation transpires, without any logic or reasoning building up to a ridiculous conclusion that, if you were casually paying attention, you could have easily picked up from the start.
Reviewer: OleMovieWatcher - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2005
Subject: Great Film!
I've watched about 20 flicks on this site so far, and up to now, this is my favorite. It was much better than I expected. Good clean fun, super (over)acting, which is fitting for the time period. Bela is the same as always.

If you'll notice, it has a couple of actors from "Reefer Madness".

Highly recommend.
Reviewer: cainmark - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 24, 2004
Subject: Dead End kids meet Bela Lugosi
Though it has plot holes big enough to drive a semi through, it's mild fun all the same. The comedy wasn't as dated as I thought it would be, and I even found myself chuckling in a few places. Some good haunted mansion scenes that made me think this flick might have been the inspiration for a certain great dane. Good background audio/video, not so hot for sitting and watching.
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